Cleve has been teaching privately in the Scottsdale area since 1981, and has been teaching at Music Masters since it opened in 1987. He has been playing drums since 1961.
Cleve still plays shows, club dates and convention support jobs in the valley. He has backed entertainers such as Maureen McGovern, Perry Como, Danny Gans, Roger Williams and Bob Hope to name a few. He has worked as a percussion instructor at the SCC Summer Music Camp since 1982, and also teaches the private drum lesson students at Scottsdale Community College.